Smart Toys for Tots

Toys are Getting Smarter, More Educational but Riskier “Second star to the right and straight on till morning” – “Peter Pan,” Disney, 1953 If you want to know what your kid is going to be begging you for this Christmas (yes, it’s not too early… Read More

Ratings

Sundance Spotlights Tomorrow’s Content Developers     On any given day (excluding holidays), there are about 11.5 film festivals taking place where visual storytellers show off their best creative efforts in the hope that they will find a waiting audience and open checkbook. I get… Read More

An Interview with a VR Filmmaker

Post-Dubai VR Interview with Lewis Smithingham, president, 30ninjas Shortly after his return from the Dubai International Film Festival (DIFF), we caught up with Lewis Smithingham, president of 30ninjas at CES in Las Vegas where he was busy shooting and producing VR (virtual reality) content for… Read More

VR Progress

The Alternate World of Virtual Reality at CES   Even though industry analysts are lukewarm on the success of VR (virtual reality), you couldn’t tell it as you navigated around many of the booths during CES with HMDs (head-mounted displays) taking you into fantastic immersive… Read More

VR Progress

Learning, Testing the Boundaries of New Content Production           There are many ways to describe VR film shooting, production. For me, it’s like open ocean scuba diving. Get down 40-60 feet and you’re immersed in a world of nothingness. All around… Read More

VR Work

Post Production – The Drudgery Part of VR Filmmaking If you were lucky enough to live in the Americas, you were able to watch most of the Summer Olympics in near real time – streamed to your computer at the office, to your smartphone when… Read More